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Bike sharing information-Introducing the Trike Truck

Bikesharenyc.blogspot.com is your resident purveyor of NYC’s Citibike program. The site is helpful for things like tracking the “NotSpots” (stations with no bikes) shown here in a heat map of Manhattan with the white circles being completely empty.

Also to point out third party innovations like the versatile smart phone mount [...]

Citibike’s Problems May Be About Alta-tude

A recent article in City & State illustrates Citibike has been a success but may be mismanaged by it’s system creator, Alta. Right-of-Way and Safe Streets advocate Charlie Komanoff pointed out this article really hits the mark: “Bravo! Once again Ms. Gelinas drills to the heart of the issue: “The problem [with Citi Bike] [...]

Data Geeks Rejoice-Transitized Explorored Citibikes Data

Are you a data geek? I married one…but Shaun Jacobsen is waaay into it and parlayed his love of graphs and numbers into a public online transportation data base. Shaun is a slight academic, graduate student of Sociology, French, Economics, and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin and in his spare time he [...]

New Bailout Savior of CitiBikes…Donald Trump?

This just in, the financially struggling Citibikes (Citibikenyc.com) bike share may have a new savior…Donald Trump. The megalomanic with the perfect hair wants to add to his empire and use the bike share as a vehicle to advertise his conservative agenda.

WNYC’s Brian Lehrer and Transportation Alternatives executive director, Paul Steely White have more on this new development from today’s Brian Lehrer Show.

The Brian Lehrer Show
A New Citi Bike Savior: Donald Trump?


Trump in LV (Getty)
The WNYC transportation team has seen early copies of a report on how the financially troubled Citi Bike program could be rescued by real estate mogul Donald Trump. Paul Steely White of Transportation Alternatives discusses the initial proposal for “Trump Wheels” and what it means for bikers all over New York City.

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Citibank’s Citibike is Citibroke and Looks for CitiBailout

You’ve probably been hearing through the airwaves that the highly successful bike sharing program of NYC, Citibike is facing finnacial woes. Hampered by a brutal winter, which greatly decreased ridership, there also seems to be some short sighted planning from the system creator Alta, based out of Portland.

Apparently this bike share is the [...]

Spring is Coming–Please.

Sent to me by Toby Miller.

TheCitiBikes are about to bloom. Hopefully.

D.O.T commissioner Polly Trottenberg was on Brian Lehrer a few weeks ago but wasn’t divulging any details about a bike share expansion.

Listen to her interview: here.

We’re New, We’re Blue…Get Used to It.

I feel compelled to follow this story because I had to endure a lot of bike share skeptics who we’re determined to predict the worst when winter came. During the obvious success of New York City’s fledgling bike sharing program in the warmer months many haters would say…”Yeah, it’s popular now, but what about [...]

Citibike weddings and meetups

The bike sharing in NYC, now in its fourth month. has created new levels of bicycle acceptability. Like getting married.

From the New York Times: In Sickness and in Health, Long After the Bike Is Due Back By: Matt Flegenheimer October 11th, 2013 After marrying in June, Christie and Sean Hutchinson took the [...]

Citi-pedi-Bike

Never underestimate the economic ingenuity of a New Yorker

Posted on twitter by: Jeremy Lenz (@jeremy646)

Citibike extreme

There is still lots of backlash on NYC’s 6 month old Citibike sharing program. Maybe New Yorkers haven’t realized the truly awesome potential “cool factor” of what are perceived as clunky rides.

BMX star and co-owner of Chinatown’s bike shop Dah Shop, Tyrone Williams, puts his Animal Bikes Team skills into a bike share [...]